Strengthening critical health psychology: A critical action orientation

Hepworth, Julie (2006) Strengthening critical health psychology: A critical action orientation. Journal of Health Psychology, 11 3: 401-408. doi:10.1177/1359105306063312

Author Hepworth, Julie
Title Strengthening critical health psychology: A critical action orientation
Journal name Journal of Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-1053
Publication date 2006-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1359105306063312
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 401
End page 408
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
1701 Psychology
Formatted abstract
The commentaries on my original article ‘The Emergence of Critical Health Psychology: Can it Contribute to Promoting Public Health?’ provided engaging views on what critical health psychology (CHP) actually is and does. Consideration of each commentary gave rise to numerous themes and generated my own further thoughts on CHP which I frame as five key areas of a continuing dialogue: (1) reflexivity and CHP; (2) health psychology: pluralist or not? (3) CHP as a moral project; (4) social action and change; and (5) strengthening critical approaches to health. Throughout I highlight concepts and issues that are integral to the capacity of CHP to create a shift towards a reinvigorated action-orientated agenda. Copyright © 2006 by SAGE Publications.
Keyword Action-orientation
Critical health psychology
Mainstream health psychology
Public health
Q-Index Code C1

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